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17 Sep 2015 description
The 4th Regional Technical Group meeting on Disaster Management under the Heart of Asia regional cooperation initiative resulted in the development of a Confidence-Building Measure Road Map to support disaster risk reduction.
13 Apr 2015 description
Conflict in Ukraine led to mass displacements and rising needs. In the region, refugees sought protection while cross-border tensions continued.
29 Jul 2014 description
In the first half of 2014, cross-border tensions continued in the Fergana valley, while multiple disasters hit Tajikistan. Authorities are warning that drought is looming over Kyrgyzstan.
14 May 2014 description
Report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says this figure equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.
09 Jul 2013 description
Only 37 per cent of the appeal for assistance to earthquake-affected people has been funded to date. Needs in education, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene remain unmet.
29 Apr 2013 description
Around 6.5 million people were newly displaced, almost twice as many as the 3.5 million during 2011. The conflicts in Syria and DRC were responsible for around half of the new displacements.
08 Jan 2013 description
Frequent small to medium-scale emergencies raged through the region in 2012, inflicting the most damage on rural households. Support from humanitarian and development partners was often necessary to help affected people back onto their feet, learn from the disaster and better prepare for future shocks.
29 Oct 2012 description
Almaty, 23 October 2012 – Between 1 July and 30 September humanitarian funding to the Caucasus and Central Asia decreased threefold compared to the funding received during the previous quarter, according to the regional humanitarian funding update prepared by the Regional UNOCHA Office for the...
29 Mar 2012 description
Asia Report N°222 – 29 March 2012 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Kyrgyzstan’s government has failed to calm ethnic tensions in the south, which continue to grow since the 2010 violence, largely because of the state’s neglect and southern leaders’ anti-Uzbek policies. Osh, the...
31 Dec 2011 description
Executive Summary This report analyses disaster risk reduction in the context of education at country level. It reviews existing documents, including country-level reports and HFA National Reports, to develop an understanding of current national economic environments, legislation, awareness,...
28 Jul 2011 description
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GA/11123 Sixty-fifth General Assembly Plenary 114th Meeting (PM) ‘Water Is the Mother of All Rights,’ Says Bolivia’s Leader, Opposing Attempts To Privatize It; Venezuela Says Wrong to Flaunt Resources While Millions Lack Them While some strides had been made to increase access to safe...
20 Jul 2011 description
By RFE/RL One day after the region was hit by a powerful earthquake, hundreds of residents of Central Asia's Ferghana Valley have been left on the streets as they try to determine the damage wrought by this seismic event. The 6.2-magnitude quake, whose epicenter was 45 kilometers south of the...
12 Jul 2011 description
Sustainable Management of Water Resources Key to Peace and Security in Central Asia Hydropower Projects, Inefficient Irrigation Systems, Growing Populations and Climate Change Emerging as Key Challenges for Environmental Diplomacy Geneva, 11 July 2011-Boosting cooperation between countries sharing...
06 Jul 2011 description
Minority women deliberately targeted for rape and other violence – new global report Women from minority and indigenous communities are targeted for rape and other forms of sexual violence, torture and killings specifically because of their ethnic, religious or indigenous identity, Minority...
19 May 2011 description
FAO NEWS RELEASE [11/50 en] Rome, 20 May 2011 – FAO will assist ten countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus to save up to 25 million hectares of cultivated farmland from a locust crisis. Locusts are a serious threat for agriculture, food security and livelihoods in both regions including...